[Incubator] Proposing Loader as an OSGeo Community Project

Jo Cook jocook at astuntechnology.com
Fri Jul 27 02:48:06 PDT 2018

Hi Incubation List,

I'd like to propose Loader (https://github.com/AstunTechnology/Loader) as
an OSGeo Community Project.

Switching hats from being an Incubation Committee Member- Loader was
developed by my colleague at Astun Technology, Matt Walker, as a
high-performance python wrapper around ogr2ogr, for primarily loading large
quantities of Ordnance Survey Mastermap data into postgreSQL (or other
formats). It has since been expanded to cover the loading of other Ordnance
Survey data sources, the most recent work being around loading data for

Loader is licensed under an MIT license, accepts contributions, and has a
relatively active community- it's used by a lot of organisations for bulk
loading data, including the Ordnance Survey themselves. I think it meets
the requirements for a Community Project already but I'm happy to be

In the longer term we'd like to put it forward for full Incubation, but one
step at a time!

If there's any conflict of interest with me being a member of the
Incubation Committee and with a vested interest in Loader then please let
me know.



*Jo Cook*
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